Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

Israel accuses World Vision Gaza manager of funneling millions to Hamas Comments 1

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Israel has accused World Vision manager for the Gaza region of funneling millions of dollars to Islamist militant group Hamas. Mohammad El Halabi (photographed above) was arrested by Israel on June 15 while crossing the border into Gaza, World Vision said in a statement. He was charged by Israeli authorities on Thursday. He had run Read more

How and why reporters get Israel so wrong Comments 2

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Is there anything left to say about Israel and Gaza? Newspapers this summer have been full of little else. Television viewers see heaps of rubble and plumes of smoke in their sleep. A representative article from a recent issue of The New Yorker described the summer’s events by dedicating one sentence each to the horrors Read more

Auckland bishops call on Israel to return to pre-1967 borders Comments 1

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Auckland’s Catholic and Anglican bishops have called on Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders in accordance with United Nations’ requests. In a joint statement, Catholic Bishop Patrick Dunn and Anglican Bishop Ross Bay said such an act by Israel would be “a pre-requisite for dialogue to establish a lasting and just settlement in the Read more

Gaza crisis: the real danger to Israel comes from within Comments 0

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, but left behind death and destruction. Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz tells SPIEGEL that her country is gripped by fear and is becoming increasingly suspicious of democracy. SPIEGEL: There was widespread support in Israel for the operation in the Gaza Strip, despite the huge numbers of civilian Read more

Politics and Christians in the Holy Land Comments 1

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Given that the Vatican “gay lobby” story was back in the air this week, it may be hard for some to fathom that anything else is cooking on the church beat. Yet there is real news out there, including this: A new threat has emerged to the Christian community in the Gaza Strip, estimated at just 3,000 Read more

Christians in Gaza may have to close their schools Comments 0

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Christians in Gaza face a new threat as the Hamas government has decided to ban coeducational schools. This means the five Christian schools on the strip, two Catholic and three Protestant, may have to close — even though they serve a largely Muslim population. National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen points out that the distorting Read more